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Educating Children about Opportunities in Health Science with the Newest Release by Author, Kristy Taylor, Mrs. Garcia's Class Visits the Hospital:
“Mrs. Garcia's Class Visits the Hospital," is the first book written by author and former elementary school teacher, Kristy Taylor. The book is an exciting career day adventure with a diverse group of characters where the students in Mrs. Garcia’s class visit the local hospital for their class fieldtrip. While touring the hospital with Mrs. Garcia and Dr. Johnson as their guides, the students learn about over twenty different healthcare careers, and they have lots of fun along the way!
“Mrs. Garcia’'s Class Visits the Hospital," not only introduces children to the field of health science, but it also includes a glossary and an engaging activity guide that helps children to build vocabulary, think critically, and apply their problem solving skills as they begin to think about their futures. Written from the perspective of a former elementary school teacher who understands the learning needs of today’s child, "Mrs. Garcia'’s Class Visits the Hospital," will make a great addition to your classroom and/or child’s library.
Why We Should Be Educating Children About Health Science Career Opportunities:
Over the next decade, a crisis is brewing in a United States marketplace that requires workers to staff positions with increasingly higher levels of skill:
It is projected that there will be 123 million highly-skilled, high-paying jobs but only 50 million Americans qualified to fill them.
Of these jobs, four million alone are anticipated to be in the healthcare and social assistance sector. Who will fill these positions?
There are currently over 9.5 million students in the third, fourth and fifth grades alone. Most of these students are, given the chance curious about the world around them, curious about what opportunities exist for them in the way of careers and they are anxious to learn. It is an instinct. While the anxieties of their parents about the current economy and perhaps even major upheavals in the family due to the economy, this does not always dampen hope or enthusiasm.
The wonder and joy on a young child’s face as they are exposed to something new, learn something new or can do something on their own is incomparable. When young children are exposed to the healthcare environment in particular and the people who work in that environment, it can have a lifelong impact; it can in fact be the springboard for a career in healthcare. This is not to say that every child can or should become a physician. The demand by 2020 will be for at least four million healthcare positions, only 124,000 of which are anticipated to be physicians.
If the excitement of such an encounter can be channeled and nurtured, we may be a step closer to solving the incredible projected deficit in healthcare personnel. It is to counter this trend that Kid Medic, LLC will introduce its business model to a primary target market population of at least five million who come into contact with young students and a secondary market of 9.5 million students just in the target market grade levels.
Founded on the premise that curiosity dimmed is a future denied, Kid Medic will become the leading provider of health science career exploration children’s books and the premier resource for career exploration resources for teachers and parents.